Newsmaker: Dan Robinson
By Jason Cato
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Noteworthy: Allegheny County Manager Willy McKain this week honored Robinson with the county's third Exemplary Employee Award, which is presented periodically throughout the year in recognition of exceptional achievements by a county employee or employee group.
Residence: Penn Hills
Family: Daughters, Vachelle and Danielle; grandchildren, Trevon, Tyrese and Jasmine.
Occupation: Manager of the Director's Action Line within the Department of Human Services. It fields and addresses concerns and complaints from consumers of county services and investigates them when necessary.
Background: An Alabama native, Robinson moved to Pittsburgh in 1972. He worked in the mental health field at the former Braddock Hospital beginning in 1976 and later at UPMC McKeesport, where he still works part-time as a mental health specialist. Robinson became a case worker with the county's department of Children, Youth and Services in 1997 and moved to the Department of Human Services two years later as a program specialist. He became manager of the Director's Action Line in 2002.
Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Quote: “I see this as a recognition and validation of the work we do here in this office.”
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- 4-car crash near Fox Chapel snarls Route 28 traffic
- Wuerl tells faithful all Catholics are responsible for schools
- Democrats consider Pittsburgh for 2016 national convention
- Proposal to drill in West Deer and Frazer draws comments from both sides
- Landmark former school in Pittsburgh’s Hill District to incubate startups
- Trial begins in Steelers stabbing
- Post 9/11 veterans lend skills to community leadership course
- Bullied South Fayette student’s case prompts wiretap overhaul legislation
- Western Pa. colleges schedule commencement
- Newsmaker: Leah Pileggi
- Catholic learning sessions to start in Pittsburgh